Feia – when we adopted her last December. And Feia – a couple of days ago. She’s been such a poor, ugly, and malnourished little kitten. Now she is a really funny, talkative and smart thing – full of energy and absolutely not cat-like (even though she looks like a typical cat diva on that pic), more like a little dog. She is the best.
June 30, 2010
June 28, 2010
… so I can leave my nails painted black, red and gold for now. But even if Germany had lost the game versus England I think I would have kept the colours. I never got so many compliments for my nails – and the funny thing is: Most of the people who gave me compliments don’t even know how the German flag looks like. They only found the combination on my nails quite nice. 🙂
June 26, 2010
Before I went to my NailSpa appointment today I tried my new nail colours to see which one I would have on my hands this time. Each colour on a different finger. And suddenly – there it was: The German flag. “This must be a sign (hopefully a good one)” I thought with regard to the World Cup match Germany vs. England tomorrow. So I decided to have my nails done in black, red and gold. For the first time even Alex got really excited over my nails and couldn’t wait for me to come back home. Here we took his German jersey as well as a couple of pictures of my hands. 🙂 Can you read the numbers on the little stars on the shirt? 54, 74 and 90 – the years in which the Germans won the Football World Cup. Will the German team be able to add another star this year? Or will I have to take my nail polish off tomorrow after the game versus the German’s “favourite” competitor England? To be continued…
June 24, 2010
At the end of the day it’s a matter of taste – and comfort. Some of my friends don’t care about comfort. They would never ever wear a shoe with a chunky heel. I think even a chunky heel can look very pretty. Nevertheless I would love to wear stilettos more often, but I just can’t. You know, I started to wear high heels only a couple of years ago when I came to Dubai. I think it’s part of the rules and regulations here: Don’t kiss in public, don’t drink alcohol in public, and DO wear high heels (if you’re a woman). When I arrived in Dubai in my flats I felt like a farmer, an outlaw. Totally uncomfortable in Dubai’s “high” society. So I started practicing in 10 cm heels – the absolute max (one more centimeter and I loose my balance). I’m glad that I did because a pretty high heel makes such a difference. It doesn’t only make your legs look longer, it also makes you feel better, sexier. And in a chunky high heel I can even survive a whole day without looking like a newborn deer trying to walk for the first time. I don’t know why I always end up wearing my Havaianas though. 😦 Are you a stiletto or a chunky heel woman?
This (above) is what I want to wear more often – no matter whether chunky or not. The following is what I do wear almost all the time…
According to the news it’s not been that hot in May/June in the United Arab Emirates for ages. A week or so ago the temperatures already reached 50 degrees Celsius! And in the desert it even must have been between 60 and 70 degrees (rumours, rumours… but I do actually believe that it was that hot). Anyways. Even if I don’t really feel the heat (because I spend all day and night inside) the climate makes me really tired and I live off Panadol Extra almost every day. I’m happy to live in a hot country, though. Don’t get me wrong – I hate rain and cold. But when I look outside the window and (like today) the light is really bright and the sky is white/grey/beige because there’s probably a lot of sand in the air – then I wish for “real” weather. I need to breath! Give us a break, Dubai summer!
(Images by Rene Magritte.)
June 23, 2010
There is the era before Chanel’s Particuliere and the era after Chanel’s Particuliere. Before – I used to leave my nails plain, without polish or – at the max – I had them nude/natural beige coloured, sometimes French. On my feet I’ve been a little more daring – a decent dark red would do it.
After I discovered Chanel’s Particuliere in a magazine on Chloe Sevigny’s nails I desperately needed a brownish/greyish nail varnish. I tried a couple but none of them looked like Chanel’s Particuliere – which was sold out everywhere. I finally got it at a Duty Free Shop at Duesseldorf International Airport. It doesn’t look as good on my hands as it does on model hands in magazines, but it triggered the urge in me to get more colours. So I’ve extended my little collection and added Chanel’s Lotus Rouge, Gold Lame and a varnish which name or number I forgot by YSL. And I’m happy, it’s silly. I enjoy only looking at the little bottles, and I wanted to take some artsy pictures. But this is not possible with the two cats around…
After the first bottle fell to the floor – Feia gave it a little push – I had to collect the polish…
June 13, 2010
Thanks to my mother who has always been a great fan of his designs, Courrèges is the epitome of futuristic fashion for me. I love the French couturier’s architectural dresses, coats and jackets. And how beautiful did Audrey Hepburn look in André Courrèges’ creations?!
I’m so happy to see that he obviously still has a great influence on today’s designers, no? Just look at those pieces from Stella McCartney’s Resort 2011 collection…
(All images via Style.com)
June 10, 2010
“I do not believe in eras or times. I do not. I refuse to establish the value of things based on time.” Piero Fornasetti
This is why Fornasetti designs still and will always look modern. I was already thinking of moving into their atelier in Milano and live there happy ever after. I would have homemade pasta, antipasti, salads, panna cotta, fine wine – simply all kinds of delicious stuff every day. In the afternoon I would sit in the garden, admiring the plants and flowers and reading a book. From time to time I would pay Miu Miu and Prada a visit or travel through the country. My first stop would be Tuscany and Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden. And I would learn how to create furniture and travel around the world to visit clients and talk about bespoke pieces for their homes. Of course I would only meet nice and interesting clients with a brilliant taste….
See why I love Fornasetti design so much? It makes me start dreaming…
(All images taken from www.fornasetti.com)
The Fornasetti House…
June 2, 2010
The brilliant industrial designer who showed us how to bottle sunshine will be greatly missed. RIP Tobi Wong.
(Image taken from http://www.inhabitat.com)